Trisha Yearwood Cooks Up a GAC Special


Trisha Yearwood photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

April 16, 2008 - Trisha Yearwood's collected the best recipes in her family for her new cookbook, "Georgia Cooking In An Oklahoma Kitchen," and now she's presenting some of her food in living rooms and dens all over the U.S. with a GAC special, "Trisha Yearwood: From Our Kitchen To Yours."

Debuting May 8 (9 p.m. ET), the special was shot in Trisha's suburban home in Brentwood, Tenn., with assistance from her cookbook co-writers: mother Gwen and sister Beth. In addition to food, the program also features some of the family's favorite videos, including "Georgia Rain," "Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love," "Walkaway Joe," "Squeeze Me In" and "Everybody Knows," in which Gwen makes a cameo appearance.

Among the recipes they cover on-camera are the Yearwood secrets for deviled eggs and macaroni and cheese, essential in nearly every Southerner's diet.

"Macaroni and cheese is a meal in itself," Trisha notes. "Our daddy always said we would eat anything if it was covered in cheese sauce, which was true. Beth actually got engaged over cheese sauce!"

And, as it turns out, Beth also made the wedding cake when Trisha married Garth Brooks in December 2005.

"I said [the wedding] will be small ... how hard can it be?" Trisha remembers. "And it turned out to be a five-tier wedding cake. It was a small wedding, but it was a big cake."